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Friday (Much Needed) Humor: John McAfee Interview

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On a less than joyous day such as this, we all need a little cheering up. So here is John McAfee. Why? Just watch it.

 

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Fri, 12/14/2012 - 18:55 | 3064845 Flakmeister
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Seems he did not update his virus protection...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:23 | 3064942 cougar_w
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I don't know about that, what he seems to have downloaded is one of the oldest virus around, the familiar IHaz2MuchMuneez virus.

Easy to get rid of though. Once the courts are done with him I bet he's fixed up in no time.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:41 | 3065003 mrgneiss
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First time I've watched CNBS in about year.........

The real news:

http://humansarefree.com/

Peace and good luck to all......

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:58 | 3065131 Looney
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This is really disgusting, ZeroBoyZ and ZeroGirlz…

 

What happened to the “innocent ‘till PROVEN guilty”?

Look, one American, held in Mexico on a gun charge, is presented to us as a “former Marine” and we all go, “awwwww, this is unfair, he should be freed”. And another American, just because he used to be one of’em “fat cats” is already sentenced by the MSM!

 

I don’t care about this McAfee dude, nor do I care about the Marine dude (btw, I am a former Marine too), but if McAfee has anything to do with the crime, let him enjoy (or not) the whole shtick, i.e. charges, grand jury, arraignment, trial, big Bubba’s dick, and the Old Sparky…

 

But, until then, fuck off, bitcheZ!

 

Looney

 

 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:24 | 3065327 Ignatius
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This is great distraction!

But what's it distracting us from?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:08 | 3065439 clymer
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Thanks ZH for a refreshing reminder on this somber day of why I steer clear of MSM (especially CNBC)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:43 | 3065512 FEDbuster
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McAfee should run for CONgress in the next election.  He has the money, the ego, the ability to LIE BIG, etc...  A perfect CONgressman.  Then he would be above the law, and he could come up with a reason to send a fleet of drones to Belize and start bombing the shit out of them.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:30 | 3065692 Big Slick
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"If I decided to start doing drugs again, I have the resources to do GOOD drugs."

This is Pulitzer material

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 04:20 | 3065860 AldousHuxley
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Mr McAfee floated the company in New York in 1992 and had sold up completely by 1994 - making about $120m

sued for $5M

claims he only has $5M left

fled to Belize after aerotrekking death incident

founded quorex researching bacterial "talk"...probably bath salt lab

neighbor dead

ditched his 3rd world whores and came back to US....

 

his bodyguards:

http://shrineodreams.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/mcafee-new-finke.jpg

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 04:41 | 3065885 AldousHuxley
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McAfee's venture adventure:

  • certified I don't have AIDS card during AIDS scare
  • spotted driving a golf cart with 17yo girlfriend in 3rd world after claiming that he was hiding from police
  • "observational yoga"
  • "anti-quorum sensing" lab turned feminine viagra and "bath salt" lab
  • took anti-virus software public and claimed that Michelangelo virus will infect 5 million computers when only few thousands were proven impacted. sold his company 2 years later for $120M
  • bought a thousand acres in Hawaii, promising that he wouldn’t develop it other than to build a home there. Two years later, McAfee sold part of the land to a developer, angering local residents
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 06:49 | 3065939 quadcap
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What's your point?

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 09:54 | 3066090 Big Slick
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"On a less than joyous day such as this"... the interview convinces me John McAfee is a school shooting waiting to happen

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:36 | 3066153 Keyser
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He obviously has no point. Other than perhaps being jealous. 

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 06:41 | 3065936 overmedicatedun...
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If he was jon corzine, he would be as free as a bird..or chris cox, or mazillo..I do not know this man but thinking the .gov of a third world shit hole is corrupt and is after him is far fetched ,well ,not to me . moral of story the devils you know are sometimes better than the one's you don't. running back to USA says alot to those who are running away from USA to such places ,, choice of living there in such a violent place is a big ???..he likes the thrills is obvious in the "breaking bad" script he is writing for his life.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:54 | 3066177 FEDbuster
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Like I said, his next adventure should be a run for CONgress.  Winning!!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 11:14 | 3066195 Matt
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" running back to USA says alot to those who are running away from USA to such places"

tinfoil hat time:

1) John McAfee establishes pharma research lab in jungle

2) as a prank, posts about making bath salts

3) DEA, monitoring said website, finds out

4) government machine decides to make a public example to discourage rich people from expatriating. They send this info to the Belizean authorities to get John arrested or to scare him back stateside.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 11:15 | 3066198 Matt
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You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 02:13 | 3065771 Freddie
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All of TV and Hollywood are sh*t.  BRainwashing propaganda from The MATRIX.   F them.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:21 | 3066312 3ringmike
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I think the guy would be fun to party with!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 14:13 | 3066593 boogerbently
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They shot his dogs.

They poisoned his dogs, then HE shot his dogs (they were in pain). ????

He appeared completely credible, the finance buffoons looked ridiculous.

Setup or lying sack of shit ?

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 07:12 | 3065952 BeetleBailey
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exactly.....

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:52 | 3065532 Matt
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Innocent until proven guilty, sure, but this guy has been:

a) a fugitive who refuses to be questioned

b) telling stories about hiding under a cardboard box, painting his face in blackface, etc to supposedly watch the police investigate him

c) fleeing to another country, TWICE

d) faking a heart attack

e) His every changing stories regarding whether he was trying to manufacture drugs, or whether it was a prank

f) his association with known gangsters and possession of guard dogs, bodyguards, and loads of guns. Very few other American or British expats in Belize live like that.

No one would be caring or following this story if it were not for his antics, his interviews, and his pranks.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:43 | 3065709 nmewn
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I'm with pods and others on this even though I joke about his mental stability.

Whatever (if anything) he has done criminally in Belize (or elsewhere) has not been proven...charges and accusations are just that...speculation without proof.

It may come to pass that we all here at the Hedge are accused (of something) and choose to flee rather than face the power of the different states combined.

It would be nice to have a place to go and the money to stay alive against their onslaught.

Think about it ;-)

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:52 | 3065723 Matt
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My point is that John McAfee is the one drawing attention and ridicule to himself. His actions are the reason anyone is following this story. His tall tales and "ha ha just joking" and "I painted myself with shoe polish and pretended to sell tacos so I could watch the police search my property". He is the one choosing to post these stories, do phone and TV interviews, etc. The media are not persecuting him; he is the one driving the story.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 05:27 | 3065913 AldousHuxley
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never trust a old playboy with 3rd world whore as his "girlfriend".

 

but McAfee is what's wrong with capitalism.....confuses merit with pure luck.

 

 

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 07:00 | 3065946 Oldwood
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So in a socialist world, its OK to have big bucks if you are lucky like an actor or sports star, but if you actually work for it, skimp and save for it or possibly employ others to earn it, you are a bad person and deserve to be taxed and attacked as morally deviant.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 17:23 | 3067092 Raymond K Hessel
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That was the best definition of the "blue pill" I have ever seen.  KUDOZ!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:35 | 3066151 Keyser
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Thanks for the input comrade. Dully noted and indexed for future reference. 

BTW, what evidence do you have that his GF is a whore? Just curious if you have prescient vision or if you're just blowing it out of you ass. I vote for the second choice. 

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:05 | 3066104 nmewn
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"My point is that John McAfee is the one drawing attention and ridicule to himself."

Ahhh, I think I see what you're saying now.

Well let's look at it from his perspective. He has been accused of murder there in Belize and has had previous run-ins with the law there. It could be he didn't want to end up as a death statistic, forgotten in some Belize jail...a footnote in history.

What better way to keep attention on his plight than to feed the media what they crave the most...sensational stories. He certainly accomplished that until he could get to a nation that is at odds with Belize over territory. Guatemala wouldn't turn him over to Belize out of national pride (maybe he surmised) and he was right...they sent him here, not back to Belize...maybe a few million lighter...but alive.

Could be he's crazy like a fox ;-)

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 17:25 | 3067094 Raymond K Hessel
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YOU MADE A BINGO!!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 20:44 | 3067518 boogerbently
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There is a certain element of logic to the:

"He wouldn't run if he wasn't guilty" argument.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:07 | 3065553 socalbeach
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26 minute interview of McAfee while he was still in Belize.  In the interview, he explains the difference between an antibiotic and an antiseptic, which the GSU either didn't know or want to know.  He seems innocent to me, although I question his judgement in moving to a corrupt and gang infested country.

YouTube: Interview with John McAfee regarding GSU Raid

article regarding above interview in the San Pedro Sun

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:21 | 3065683 Matt
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Step 1) guy builds a pharmacutical lab in the jungle

Step 2) guy on a bet goes onto a well-known drug forum and brags about making drugs

Step 3) guy is surprised and angry when police raid his place on suspicion of making drugs.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 05:30 | 3065916 AldousHuxley
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he tried to sell drugs to enhance women's libido using nature jungle ingredients.

 

all he did was repackage viagra and put "for women" label on it.

 

shyster.

 

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 13:11 | 3066423 cxl9
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I question his judgement in moving to a corrupt and gang infested country.

Are you referring to Belize or the United States?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:07 | 3065079 B-rock
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What's the reason for pegging him as crazy?  He seems more sane than any of his recent interviewers.  Mafia-controlled governments of Central/South America are capable of much worse (in my personal experience).  All this judgement of him is FASCIST.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:54 | 3065499 Lore
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This guy is seriously pathological AND self-destructing. Don't give him the time of day.

He'll hire a bank of lawyers and his own polygraph operator. Belize will have some 2nd rate prosecutor. Any charges will fizzle.

He smells guilty as sin. He did SOMEthing. 

What a model expat one-percenter.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 17:09 | 3067057 Moe Howard
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Don't know about what you said except you don't have a clue about CA. They steal whole resorts if they want to. They just accuse the owners of running drugs and bang! The Generals own your investment and you are lucky to leave with your life.

You have no idea how corrupt things are down there. Belize is one of the worst right now.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:47 | 3065523 pods
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Wow, I watched that clip thinking he was going to have an epic meltdown, ala Charlie Sheen drinking Tiger Blood.

Guy seemed pretty coherent to me.  

And I know I would not want to be facing the criminal justice system, and sure as hell not in Belize.

Just a reminder to be careful how stories are crafted and that the truth might be very different than how something is portrayed.

Is he guilty?  idk, but he sure as hell ain't going to get a jury of his peers in Belize.

pods

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:55 | 3065537 Lore
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pods: "Guy seemed pretty coherent to me."

I agree. Classic psycho. Nobody's ever going to get a word of truth out of him. He's a lie machine.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:07 | 3065570 pods
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Well he may certainly be a liar, a psycho, sociaopath, etc. but that has little effect on my life.

Now did he kill his neighbor, and are we ever going to find out what happened?  I doubt it.

To me this story is another illustration of the evils of government.

If he was innocent, how the hell is he going to prove it?

And WHY the hell is he going to have to prove it?  My above statement is the perfect example of what is wrong today.

WE have to prove OUR innocence to the GOVERNMENT.

I do like the trap you set for him, the "since he seems composed, he must be a psycho."

A new twist on the old "Have you stopped beating your wife?"

pods

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:42 | 3065628 Lore
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pods: "I do like the trap you set for him, the "since he seems composed, he must be a psycho."

Huh?  He looks to me like he's falling apart.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 06:52 | 3065942 quadcap
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Well, either he's pretty coherent, or he's falling apart.  Which is it?

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 09:58 | 3066097 Big Slick
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"Guy seemed pretty coherent to me."

Then again, we're forced to listen to Ben Bernanke a lot, so it IS a relative scale.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 23:19 | 3077419 Lore
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I won't tell you how I know what I know. Let me just say that he sounds like compulsive liars I have known.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 01:02 | 3065726 Matt
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"If he was innocent, how the hell is he going to prove it?

And WHY the hell is he going to have to prove it?  My above statement is the perfect example of what is wrong today.

WE have to prove OUR innocence to the GOVERNMENT."

 

How do you propose an ideal justice system should work? In theory at least, the prosecution should have to prove that he did it.

Now, if his fingerprints are on his registered handgun, and the bullets that he shot his dogs with match the bullet in the neighbor's head, he/his defense will certainly have their work cut out for them.

Has he even been charged with anything, or is he still only wanted as a person of interest for questioning? 

If he is innocent, why did he avoid contacting the US Embassy until the Guatemalans were going to deport him to Belize?

 

EDIT: are you suggesting that the police should have to prove guilt before being allowed to make an arrest? The presumption of innocence is normally part of the trial part.

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 11:53 | 3066254 pods
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What I am merely saying is that if you have to power of the state levered against you, you have little chance of coming out on top.

I am not familiar with the "legal" system of Belize or any other third world paradise.  

I do know that most of those places tend to be run much like the gangs that he is accused of associating.  A glaring example would be the guy who whacked that blond in Aruba.

I really don't care about him in the least bit.  I do not get starstruck or feel any empathy at all.  

What I try to do is to view these events in terms of liberty and freedom.

And I have no hesitation to say that if someone in power wanted him done away with or wanted to extort money from him, it would be rather easy to accomplish.

I would also state that the prism of american jurisprudence cannot be used to view the justice system in many other parts of the globe.

pods

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 12:29 | 3066327 Matt
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Is he (John McAfee) not responsible for being subject to the legal system there, when he, of his own free will, decided to move there?

And, if the legal system is so bad there and the system so corrupt, is he not responsible for choosing to stay there, several months after his first run-in with the law?

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 14:54 | 3066724 pods
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Absolutely agree on both points.

pods

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 15:08 | 3066777 ActionFive
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In Belize, you walk out of court a free man, or out back a dead man.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 18:14 | 3066989 gwiss
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It is amazing to me how the media has jumped on this story.  Now granted, he is probably a little nuts.  In the normal architecture of the brain, common pathways have signals that are so large and powerful that our center of consciousness can only listen to them, and weed disrupts this hierarchy, and thus weed allows the center of consciousness to focus on signals that are much more faint.  That's why people who are high can think very deeply about specific topics and are able to think about things in new ways, but can't think about many topics at once, and also why weed allows a level of empathy not attainable under normal neurologic function, and also why specific low level neurologic signals seem to be amplified when an individual is high, such as hearing and hunger and taste.  It's why people who are high can solve problems in unexpected ways, because they essentially are able to escape the paradigm which their existing neuronal architecture has provided for them.  But, there is a downside, which is that weed allows the creation of an alternate neuronal architecture, and the more time that people spend high, the more this alternate architecture also becomes solidified and thus emits louder and louder signals.  This becomes confusing over time, as the drug user now has two competing neuronal architectures even when not high, which is why weed makes schizophrenics much worse and why delusions and psychosis are sometimes a final pathway for veteran marijauna smokers.  So unfortunately, it is problematic when the story is coming from someone who is likely chronically challenged with endless difficulty in differentiating between delusion and perception.

 

That being said, however, let's step back and think about this.  The authorities themselves admit that McAfee has "donated" a lot over the last few years.  Per the San Pedro newspaper, he has donated "several times to the Ministry of National Security. In 2009 McAfee made a donation of a vessel worth over $1 million to the Belize National Coast Guard. He has also donated to local police departments on different instances. In 2008 McAfee donated two All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) totaling $40,000 in value to the San Pedro Police Department. In addition, more recently in 2011, he donated a number of equipment to the SP Police valued at over $3,500."

 

Now seriously.  Do you really think a guy with less than $5 million dollars left would be "donating" this stuff willingly?  Or does this actually sound more like serial shakedowns?  You have guys who enter his premises and admit that they shot several of his dogs, came with approximately 40 soldiers, spent 14 hours searching, and at the end of this the best they can do is one unlicensed handgun and no security licenses for the security guards?  Who the fuck cares about licenses for a handgun and security guards?  What business is this of the State anyway?  You want to pay someone to watch your ass, whose business is it but yours if they are trained or not?  And this all happened BEFORE the murder.

 

Here's what happened.  McAfee is a renegade, who realizes that society is just collectively sick in the head, and he figures he will screw them first since they are bound to screw him eventually anyway.  He recognizes that the concept of the State is complete and utter bullshit, but also recognizes that humans will always persist in creating one because they are on average not intelligent or aware enough to recognize that the State is just another way to get manipulated by others, and he can't control the rest of society or make them stop creating machines to repress themselves.  So he does what he wants without really thinking about the long term consequences, whether it is talking up a non-existent computer virus in order to pad the sale of his company, or running a clandestine antibiotic lab, and he does so with minimal attempts to follow the rule of law because he understands the rule of law is 99% of the time nonsense.  Thus, he is untrustworthy in that we can never be sure what his motives are, and we can never be sure whether he is on our side or just his side.  Unfortunately, just like the boy who cried wolf, this is a situation in which he is probably getting screwed, and I'm sure the government of Belize is in the process of appropriating the rest of his property.  It's a case of two untrustworthy entities going up against each other, and what is sad to me is that everyone is jumping on McAffee without ever bothering to consider that it is quite probable that the government of Belize has been shaking Americans down for years.

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 00:45 | 3067992 pods
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Wow, gwiss, that is one hell of a post.

Kudos and keep them coming!  

pods

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:51 | 3065341 gallistic
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The King(Queen?) Cougar has spoken!

Hear ye now! The King(Queen?) has, by personal, thorough, and incontrovertible knowledge, declared this John McAfee as a person infected with the "IHaz2MuchMuneez virus" and is hereby considered persona non grata within the realm. Furthermore, the King(Queen?) orders that this McAfee individual must be brought to financial ruin by all means available to the state and Kingdom's citizens. The courts and mass media are charged to carry out the ruin of said individual, since in the infallible judment of the King(Queen?):

"Once the courts are done with him I bet he's fixed up in no time."

God save the Queen!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 18:55 | 3064849 HedgeAccordingly
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lolz. this guy looks exhausted...

almost as tired as Roubini in this clip  http://

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:32 | 3065350 CPL
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Christ, you could smell the whiskey off the screen.

 

What a mess.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:58 | 3065547 Squid Vicious
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at least he has his prison pussy nice and bushy...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:00 | 3064857 Agent P
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I couldn't figure out at first what he kept chewing on, but then I realized what it was...guilt.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:19 | 3064921 cougar_w
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Guilt? That's a reach. Guys like this (and there are a ba-jillion others like him still functional in the Fortune-500) are so wrapped up in their own egos that it takes 3 weeks of therapy and coaching before they can be convinced to send a Mothers' Day card.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:59 | 3065281 gallistic
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King(Queen?) Cougar has spoken!

The King(Queen?) PERSONALLY knows "Ba-jillion" people in the Fortune 500 and can give true and faithful testimony as to their natures.

Furthermore, he orders these "Ba-jillion" individuals to undergo "3 weeks of therapy and coaching". Upon completion of the regimen said individuals must send their mothers a card.

 

God save the Queen!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:52 | 3065531 clymer
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Agent P you'd make one hell of a juror. Way to keep an open mind.

(you're no better than the frustratingly brain-dead animated robots that interviewed him)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:58 | 3065055 spinone
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Thats what someone on cocaine looks like.  Cocaine is a powerful drug.  http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82395839/

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:51 | 3065720 AgShaman
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+1

Thanks for that....it was funny

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:00 | 3064859 hannah
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NOTHING this guy says means anything once i got to the part of his sticking bath salts up his ass....nothing. end of story. the guy is a loon.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:39 | 3065164 Looney
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the guy is a loon.

Hey, I am a "loon" too (just look at my sign-off)  ;-)

Does it make me guilty of anything? Keep sipping the Kool-Aid, just make sure it's UNDER 16 oz., 'cause you might get arrested and your children extradited to China to be assembling iGadgets... ;-)

Looney

 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:54 | 3065541 clymer
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Hannah is angry that he hasn't quite figured out how to upload a graphic that might accentuate his monikor

 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:07 | 3065566 A Lunatic
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How about a man sticking bath salts up his ass??

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:37 | 3065618 pods
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His ass?  I got no problems with that.

My ass?  Yeah, problems.

As a sidebar, taking drugs rectally can avoid first-pass metabolism for a lot of drugs.

I have heard that Europe is less sensitive to suppository delivered drugs.

idk, I would have to some 70's boom-chicka-wah-wah porno music to entertain that notion.

pods

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:06 | 3064872 AssFire
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Wow, The American dream.

He and Charlie Sheen have set a very high standard.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:32 | 3065358 CPL
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Haven't they all.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:10 | 3064888 Long-John-Silver
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This is what happens when you create virus programs and sell software to "protect" Windoze computers from those virus programs.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:12 | 3064892 Monedas
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McAfee wanted for questioning in Newtown, CT .... he is not a suspect !        LOL

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:16 | 3064895 Lost Wages
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Bath Salts are a hell of a drug. And McAfee is a bad antivirus program... my parents had it on their computer, which meant I had to drive over and fix it all the time, until I uninstalled McAfee and replaced it with Norton.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:30 | 3064968 toady
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I have an old laptop with McAfee on it that I cannot remove. That's why it's an old laptop that never gets used.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:38 | 3064990 TuPhat
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Years ago I had Norton and had lots of problems until I found out all the viruses got downloaded by the Norton program and then they infected my computer.  Now I have neither and I'm much better off.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:58 | 3065052 blindman
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avast. period

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:55 | 3065546 pods
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Yikes, replacing McAfee with Norton is like removing a splinter with a chainsaw.

Norton used to be a decent product, then they were bought and it became a virus program.

I do not have fond memories of trying to remove every last cancerous Norton cell from my registry.

pods

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 21:22 | 3067608 StychoKiller
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Hmm, Trying to correct deficiencies in Windoze OS(s) with other deficient programs.  Seems like yer problem is using Microsoft products...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:15 | 3064902 cougar_w
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The poster child for American industrial might at the end of the empire.

Sickening, really, what we have been reduced to.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:29 | 3064962 Lin S
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+ 1

Agree completely, 100%.

 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:44 | 3065385 gallistic
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King(Queen?) Cougar has spoken!

This McAfee individual is hereby declared as "sickening", "poster child of American industrial might" and an example of "what we have been reduced to".

All loyal subjects are ordered to attend the "two minutes of hate" tonight at 2100 hours.

God save the Queen!

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 21:23 | 3067612 StychoKiller
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One shouldn't look for fish in the treetops.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:53 | 3065539 Curtis LeMay
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U high or something?

"American industrial might at the end of the empire."

One, as a people, we don't do empires. 

Two, bozo, what's the OS your PC is helping you post? 

It's either Windows, Apple or a flavor of Unix...

Should I continue? 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:39 | 3065626 pods
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Oh we sure as hell do empires.  Just not in the classic sense.

Instead of raping and pillaging conquered nations, we merely force them to take our debt for trade.

pods

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:16 | 3064906 Monedas
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OSHA to close down San Francisco cable cars !  No seat belts, no air bags, no helmets required, no bullet proof glass, cable grease and metal splinters getting into aquifer, no handi-cap access !   Export liberalism !

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:21 | 3064929 cougar_w
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Google says "not that I am aware".

Link?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:22 | 3064936 blunderdog
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Dude!  You just tried to take a Monedas post SERIOUSLY!

PUNK'D!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:26 | 3064958 cougar_w
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I don't like pollution of the information space with fake news. On a day like this one I'm going to hold people to a higher standard of truth.

That's just how it is.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:41 | 3065000 TuPhat
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Monedas obviously doesn't know what OSHA actually does or he could make the post more believable.  Most of his posts are off the mark.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:06 | 3065076 nmewn
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"On a day like this one I'm going to hold people to a higher standard of truth."

On a day like what?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:57 | 3065548 Matt
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I think that is refering to the mass murder at an elementary school. 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:10 | 3065669 nmewn
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Yes indeed, Cougar was. I was just hanging the bait a little too high ;-)

I'm not trying to down play it (maybe a tad with the bait, sinking to that level will always get mud on me) BUT an average week in Chicago yields the same death toll, where guns are effectively banned. The death toll is all I heard about ALL DAY...not the how or why and when the who came in to the story line...that was wrong, it was his brother.

Cougar's rant (basically) on the 1,000+ comment thread was it was "the gun(s)" not the individual.

Which is, as stupid as saying, if we just outlawed murder or theft no one would ever be killed or stolen from.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:49 | 3065210 blunderdog
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It's the Internet.  The signal to noise ratio approaches zero the longer you hang out here.  Isn't this digital living something else?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:11 | 3065295 gallistic
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The King(Queen?) Cougar has spoken!

From this day forth, the common people will be held to a "higher standard of truth". This edict does not apply to any mendaciousness by his(her?) majesty, who is hereby exempted from this "higher standard of truth".

In the words of his(her?) majesty- "that's just how it is"

God save the Queen!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:30 | 3064965 Monedas
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Sometimes I make shit up and use gratuitous racial slurs just to get attention .... if you don't like it .... get me a research staff .... don't pay your taxes .... if they need money .... they can print it !

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:51 | 3065027 cougar_w
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You are not important. Go away.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:52 | 3065211 gallistic
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The King (or is it Queen?) has spoken!

Hail King(Queen?) Cougar!

Your arrogant, silly ass is not important either. Do you have any personal knowlege of this or is it all what has been spoon fed to you?

I propose you go away.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:31 | 3065348 gallistic
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Oh Yeah, I forgot...

 

Gos save the Queen!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:17 | 3064913 rsi1
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CNBC new low

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:06 | 3065074 NotApplicable
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Absolute fucking scumbags. I cannot imagine how these "men" considered those questions to be reasonable.

(though I'd love to see them dare to ask them to someone like Warren Buffet)

Mark Haines is lucky to no longer have to be a part of that tabloid channel.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:44 | 3065190 Yes We Can. But...
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Yeah, but that ain't my definition of 'lucky'.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:17 | 3064917 kaiserhoff
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This is your brain on drugs.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 02:55 | 3101038 Ctrl_P
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Those CNBC guys really need a detox. And therapy!!

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:18 | 3064920 news printer
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We petition the Obama administration to:

Secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016. :)))

http://goo.gl/SsBKl

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:20 | 3064926 Bollixed
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Is it any wonder why the folks who listen to those clowns at CNBC are broke...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:07 | 3065078 NotApplicable
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I loved it when Dorkin made mention of their viewers. He must be referring to the producers in the control room.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:24 | 3064934 Monedas
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Piers Morgan interviewed Charlie Sheen .... successful interview .... synergy .... they made each other look good !

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:23 | 3064941 blunderdog
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John's holding up very well considering today's tragedery.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:24 | 3064947 They Tried to S...
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We now know who was the Burger King Mascot....

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:53 | 3065196 Yes We Can. But...
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Banzai, can you make that happen?  Thanks in advance.

 

And Limerick King would chip in like this:

 

If CNBC comes calling I'll pass

I'd turn around and step on the gas

But the Virus King, he handled them swell

He swam with those sharks quite well

Considering he had a load of bath salts up his ass

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:25 | 3064948 Cognitive Dissonance
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It appears John McAfee is just as buggy as his software.

<Time to upgrade to John McAfee 2.0>

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:26 | 3064955 babylon15
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"Making money is easy.  It is.  The difficult thing in life is not making it, it's keeping it.  Any idiot can make money.  Keeping money, very few can do." - John McAffee

Worth it for that one quote.

Also, anyone notice he contradicted himself about the dogs?  The first time he mentions the dogs being shot, he says the Belizian police shot them.  The second time he mentions it, he says the Belizian police poisoned the dogs and they were in agony so he shot the dogs himself along with his own security guards.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:35 | 3064983 piceridu
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No, he say they shot his "dog" (singular) in front of him...I think he said he had 10 dogs...he said he had to shoot his other dogs that were poisoned...IDK, the guys seems pretty lucid to me...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:09 | 3065085 NotApplicable
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My guess is that someone is trying to make an example of an ex-pat who is obviously not in the club.

If you're a self-made millionaire, you either suck up to the club, or they come looking to take you out.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:18 | 3065108 knukles
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LOL

pass the bath salts and Jello

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:23 | 3065328 Looney
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Keep the Jello, Knukles, but pass what's left of the b-b-bath salts! Please? ;-)

Looney

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 00:01 | 3065648 socalbeach
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deleted.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:01 | 3065556 Matt
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Seperate events.

The dog shooting by police was when they raided his place back in April when they suspected him of manufacturing crystal meth.

He put down 4 of his dogs because they were puking and shitting blood everywhere ... is it two months ago now? I can't even keep track of how long this zany story has been dragging on.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:26 | 3064956 q99x2
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Good thing he doesn't drink. You need a clear head to get through what he is going through. I missed the funny part. He seemed very honest except I think he shot the guns more than he admitted.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:28 | 3065147 one-in-nine
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I too missed the humor ... but then I do drink ... especially on a Friday when the FED has announced QE4 but the metals are down instead of way up.  No humor there either. 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:31 | 3064967 El
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McAfee should have told them it was none of their business how much money he has or where it is located. Those folks are obnoxious.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:32 | 3064973 Mi Naem
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Looks to me like this guy's getting screwed, in public, to the rooting and hooting of a bunch of mob-minded nihilistic assholes. 

Nothing funny about that.  It's just pitiful. 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 23:06 | 3065567 Matt
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You are absolutely right. How dare people force him to do interviews on the phone and TV, and write blog posts about his antics?! Absolutely disgusting how they victimize him! 

He has been getting people to interview him for, what, two years now? While also writing a blog and posting all kinds of silliness on other blogs to draw attention to himself? And each time, his stories contradict the previous version, and contain outrageous stuff. And then next time he is like "ha ha that was a joke!". Which would be more humorous if these shenanigans were not in the middle of a murder investigation.

 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:33 | 3064976 SolidSnake961
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this is so damn funny, how did cnbc keep a stright face asking him those questions??

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:12 | 3065096 NotApplicable
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Because otherwise they'd look like the loser tools that they are. You seem to be forgetting they are a supposedly a financial network, not TMZ.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:33 | 3064977 magpie
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Very archetypical

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:35 | 3064979 nmewn
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So I guess the key here is, become independently wealthy, relocate to a country in close proximity to another country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with that country, so that if you go off your prozac and kill someone you can step across the border and be extraditied back to the nation where you aquired your wealth.

Where you still retain duel citizenship with a completely different country...just in case.

I think I got it now, be mobile, flexible & liquid ;-)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:52 | 3065035 Cognitive Dissonance
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Or just stay on your Prozac. ;)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:08 | 3065082 nmewn
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lol...maybe that was the problem.

No Walmarts in Belize ;-)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:16 | 3065104 knukles
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Somebody else told me that.
If yer script for Prozac runs out, just hang out at WalMart.

Just don't start thinkin' your name is WaMart Shopper or it gets a little creepy paranoid like at times....
And yes, those are cameras, WalDo...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:38 | 3064982 Yen Cross
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 McAfee,  could alway join the FRB and manage the printing presses, since he is so adept at making money... He would fit right in with those compulsive liars...

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:40 | 3064996 Earl of Chiswick
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can he bang with impunity nubile 16 year olds back in America as he was doing in Belize?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:51 | 3065034 kaiserhoff
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Yes, in West Virginia.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:10 | 3065090 nmewn
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And the ME.

Now there's a can of worms nmewn...nice goin ;-)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:13 | 3065098 knukles
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In Alabama can even marry 'em one day a year if they're yer blood relative.

 

No, I never been to blood.. er Alabama

(damn...)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:27 | 3065137 nmewn
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Hey!...no fair...lol.

I'm ashamed to have to report this but...yes, this was in Fla...

"A Marion County man accused of having sex with a miniature donkey says a state law banning "zoophilia" is unconstitutional.

Assistant public defenders for farmhand Carlos R. Romero, 32, filed a motion asking a judge to have the statute overturned, according to the Ocala Star-Banner."

http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2012/dec/13/man-accused-of-donkey-sex-challenges-florida-zooph-ar-581108/

The donkey is seeing a vet psychiatrist now for emotional problems following the rape...it was non-consensual according to the donkey...as translated by her brother, the mule (who is fit to be tied or roped or sumpin).

And NO!!!...I don't want to hear about the debauchery Frisco! ;-)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:56 | 3065222 Cognitive Dissonance
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Too funny. Where do you come up with this stuff? And why?

I hope you're planning on donating your brain for scientific study when you pass. It will advance the world's knowledge base immensely. :>)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:16 | 3065298 nmewn
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"Where do you come up with this stuff? And why?"

Well, I'm a native to Fla., a proud Southerner and its self deprecating humor as opposed to what was intended as humor (above) and is sometimes used as a club to belittle. Just pointing out that, for the Yanks and "cosmopolitans" that use it as a bludgeon better make sure their family closet is clear of incestuous skeletons.

And thanks for the compliment but I've not yet begun to debase myself...I plan on leaving nothing behind (organ wise) to be of any use to anyone.

It's mine ;-)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:02 | 3065239 Papasmurf
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Carlos was caught slipping the noodle to Doodle.  The guy made an ass of himself.  The court gave him probe-ation. 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:17 | 3065109 chockl
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How would you know ass hole.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:57 | 3065047 besnook
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funny to read people criticizing a bullshitter(i like him) being questioned by pro bullshitters each trying to out bullshit the other. mcafee is my hero of the moment.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:04 | 3065056 golfrattt
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No, Sir, i did not have sex with the 17 year old, nor the 18 year old.

Wait, i did have sex with the 17 year old. Wait, not really, that's a hoax. Gotcha.!

I did have sex with the 20 year old, that's not a hoax. I would never joke about a thing like that. Unless you think i had sex with the 18 year old, which i didn't, it was a hoax. Gotcha again.!

But i'd never lie about having sex with an underage girl, Sir. Unless i did, now THEN it would be a hoax..

jesus fucking christ

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:11 | 3065092 knukles
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Hah ha!
Gotcha again.  (giggles)
I never had sex with Jesus Christ unless he was 20 years old.  Remember the missing years?  Well we wuz in Belize having sex.
Just kidding.
But let me tell you, could he pound a load of bath salts up his bung... Oh my God!

 

 

 

 

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 02:22 | 3065779 nowhereman
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Knukles, you're draging again.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:04 | 3065068 hedge your future
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I like how when he says "there's torture going on in Belize, Mexico, ..." he cleverly avoids certain countries.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 21:20 | 3065313 Bunga Bunga
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The difference is that torture by government authorities is illegal in Belize and Mexico. Don't get involved in illegal things, better get tortured where it's legal.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:12 | 3065071 Monedas
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Easier to listen to than Bernanke or Greenspan .... I've killed my own dogs and cats humanely .... when it was warranted ! I cut the head off a goat once, skinned it and gutted it .... I gave it to a black lady who ran a pit barbecue .... she gave me one rear quarter .... barbecued and floatin' in hot sauce .... I thought I was very generous ! 

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:08 | 3065073 knukles
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All alcohol and drugs make you faster, stronger, better looking, smarter, the cops always say they're here to help you... I don't allow it in my house, I don't drink, I don't know people who drink, if I took action against everybody who had problems with my dogs there'd be no people left, my girlfriends are good friends, superman is a close friend, anybody can make bath slats, I sleep with them both, they love me, the arm of Belize is long, lemme tell you, it was only act of my attorney at 5 am that kept me from going back to my girlfriends who are being tortured in Belieephhtzzt, bzzzzt, These people have more gangs than anywhere in the world, the reason I had xmppphlft aginy, I and the security guards, zzzzzzzzztttthft, CNN was fhpttttt

gurhpppptf

 

xphlbtph

pppppppsssssssht

(wondering if John has thought of rehab, yet)

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:22 | 3065125 Monedas
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Dear Knuckles ,   I don't think it's admissible for a known and celebrated alcoholic like yourself to opine on McAfee's sobriety !  He looked pretty healthy !  He certainly had more going on than those pathetic CNBC reporters ? Hmmm ?

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 14:11 | 3066589 lakecity55
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